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Advances in understanding apple tree growth: the manipulation of tree growth and development

Close, DC ORCID: 0000-0001-7999-1692 and Bound, SA ORCID: 0000-0003-2947-5002 2017 , 'Advances in understanding apple tree growth: the manipulation of tree growth and development', in K Evans (ed.), Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Apples , Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, United States, pp. 1-31.

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Recent research and development has investigated the factors influencing apple tree growth, with the ultimate aim of helping apple growers provide the market with fruit which is consistent in quality and which exhibits the features that consumers value, such as firmness, juiciness, colour and appropriate sugar–acid balance. This chapter offers a detailed review of how different interventions after planting allow the manipulation of apple tree growth and development. It then provides discussion of two case studies which show the importance of this factor, and illustrates how it can interact with choice of rootstock and planting system to optimize yield.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Close, DC and Bound, SA
Keywords: plant bioregulators, dormancy, canopy development, training, pruning
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
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